Liberty Medal

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Liberty Medal
Philadelphia Liberty Medal
CountryUnited States
Presented byNational Constitution Center (NCC)
First awarded1989
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Ribbon of the medal
Bill Clinton and Steven Spielberg at the 2009 ceremony

The Liberty Medal is an annual award administered by the National Constitution Center (NCC) of the United States to recognize leadership in the pursuit of freedom. It was founded by the Philadelphia Foundation. In 2006 an agreement was made with the National Constitution Center (NCC) that the NCC would take over the organizing, selecting and presenting of the award to recipients. Recipients are now chosen by the NCC and its board of trustees.[1]

List of recipients[edit]

Year Country Name
2022 Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy[2]
2021 Hong Kong Jimmy Lai[3]
Saudi Arabia Loujain al-Hathloul
2020 United States Ruth Bader Ginsburg[4]
2019 United States Anthony Kennedy[5]
2018 United States George W. Bush and Laura Bush[6]
2017 United States John McCain[7]
2016 United States John Lewis
2015 Tibet 14th Dalai Lama
2014 Pakistan Malala Yousafzai[8]
2013 United States Hillary Clinton
2012 United States Muhammad Ali[9]
2011 United States Robert Gates
2010 United Kingdom Tony Blair
2009 United States Steven Spielberg
2008 Russia Mikhail Gorbachev[citation needed]
2007 Ireland Bono
United Kingdom DATA (Debt, AIDS, Trade, Africa)
2006 United States George H. W. Bush
United States Bill Clinton
2005 Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko
2004 Afghanistan Hamid Karzai[10][11]
2003 United States Sandra Day O'Connor
2002 United States Colin Powell
2001 Ghana Kofi Annan
2000 United States Dr. James D. Watson
United Kingdom Dr. Francis Crick
1999 South Korea Kim Dae-jung
1998 United States George J. Mitchell
1997 United States CNN International
1996 Jordan King Hussein
Israel Shimon Peres
1995 Japan Sadako Ogata
1994 Czech Republic Václav Havel
1993 South Africa Nelson Mandela
Frederik Willem de Klerk
1992 United States Thurgood Marshall
1991 Costa Rica Óscar Arias Sánchez
Switzerland Médecins Sans Frontières
1990 United States Jimmy Carter
1989 Poland Lech Wałęsa

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  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 May 2008. Retrieved 12 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Liberty Medal to be awarded to Ukrainian President Zelenskyy". Toronto Star. 2022-08-22. Retrieved 2022-08-25.
  3. ^ "2021 Recipients - National Constitution Center". National Constitution Center. Retrieved 2021-09-23.
  4. ^ "Ruth Bader Ginsburg to be awarded this year's Liberty Medal". CNN – Retrieved 2020-08-29.
  5. ^ "Ceremony - National Constitution Center". National Constitution Center – Retrieved 2019-12-24.
  6. ^ The 2018 Liberty Medal Ceremony
  7. ^ Remarks At The 2017 Liberty Medal Ceremony
  8. ^ "Liberty Medal for Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai". Michaelle Bond. June 29, 2014. Retrieved June 30, 2014.
  9. ^ "Muhammad Ali named recipient of 2012 Liberty Medal". The Philadelphia Inquirer.
  10. ^ "HAMID KARZAI 2004 Liberty Medal Recipient"
  11. ^ "Afghan President Hamid Karzai receives Philadelphia Liberty Medal"

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